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what are some signs and symptoms of MS?
vision, coordination, any slurred speech, impotence, ataxia, double vision. 70% experience nystagmus.
when doing an assessment ask the patient if he has any signs of heaviness or weakness, numbness, or tingling where?
determine the patients ability to perform daily activities such as?
fine movement of fingers, when dressing or picking up small objects.
ask the patient if he experience any burninsensation, or pain decreased temp, intensional tremor during voluntary movement, like?
foot-dragging, staggering, dizziness, or loss of balance.
ask if the patient has had decreased motor function after what?
taking a hot bath(uhtoffs sign)
half the patients experience loss of?
sense position, vibration, shape, texture.
determine the patients place on the continuum of shock?
denial, or anger and accept the patients curent stage.
which diagnostic test for MS is revealing?
CSF elevated protein levels, white blood cells are up, electrophoresis of csf shows increased myelin basic protein and igG bands
primary nursing diagnosis is?
impaired physical mobility related to fatigue and weakness.
patient may need which following services?
PT for physical therapy, Socialworker money, psychologist for depresssion
which drugs are udes for choice in MS?
corticosteroids for edema and swelling during exacerbation.prednisone, solu-medrol
what other drugs are used for MS?
immunosuppressive agents, cytoxan, betaseronhelp decreased synptoms and induce remisssions
librium to reduce mood swings, baclofen or dantrium for muscle spasticityand patients with urinary symptoms may require?
urecholine, ditropan
To help patient with visual field he should be asked to?
patch each eye alternating several times a day will help with balance and visualization
have patient stay away from hot surfaces and not to get overheated because this will lead to?
drugs of choice for MS is?
corticosteroids, for edema exacerbations.
prednisone solumedrol
immunosuppressive drugs for?
help decreased symptoms and induce remissions
cytoxan, betaseron
librium for
lioresal or dantrium for
muscle spascity
patients wit hurinary symptoms?
urecholine, or ditropan
patching each eye several times a day help with?
balance and vision
have the patient look out for hot surfaces water and to keep self from overheating because this can lead to?
suppossitory may be needed for patients?
teach patient intermittent self catherization using clean technique for ?
patients who are capable, but most are incontinent asked them to void every 3 hours